Take Action

Take Action



Imagine a childbirth that leaves you incontinent, childless and alone. Now imagine being thrown out of your home by your husband, shunned and ridiculed by your community and forced to live in isolation — to fend for yourself.

You have the power to welcome these outcast women back to the warm embrace of home and community.

1. Donate

Donate online or mail your gift check to:
Worldwide Fistula Fund
1100 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 350
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Every dollar helps begin the healing and gives a woman hope!

Giving Stock? Contact us. We’ll walk you through the transfer to our brokerage account and
we both win:

  • You get a tax deduction for fair market value. If your stock appreciated since purchase, you get to deduct current value.
  • You pay no capital gains tax when WFF sells.
  • WFF programs receive proceeds from the sale.

All donations to Worldwide Fistula Fund are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

2. Subscribe

We’ll keep you updated on our progress in the fight to end obstetric fistula. You’ll receive news of program updates, upcoming events, hear about the good work of our partners and read survivor stories that you made possible.

Help us keep our costs down by allowing us to contact you electronically.


3. Advocate

Like our Page and Follow Us

Go to our Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube pages by clicking the icons below:

Use Crowdrise

Start your own online Crowdrise WFF fundraiser and make it easy for your friends to support us.

Forward our Emails

Or, email a link to WFF’s homepage with a personalized message about obstetric fistula and why your friends and colleagues should help. Feel free to use the sample below:

I want to share with you a cause— and an organization — that is important to me.

Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury that leaves a woman incontinent: leaking urine or feces uncontrollably. Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF) is a nonprofit global health organization that helps heal girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer from obstetric fistula. WFF provides life-changing surgery, rehabilitation, support and skills training to help women build new lives and rejoin communities that once shunned them.

I encourage you to learn more about the work of the Worldwide Fistula Fund (online at WorldwideFistulaFund.org) and to consider supporting their cause.

Use our Toolkit

Help the Worldwide Fistula Fund and women with obstetric fistula by spreading the word about the organization and this devastating condition. We are in the process of updating our Advocacy Toolkit, with the latest information, best practices and advice for raising funds for and awareness about obstetric fistula and maternal health.